Sur Journal Celebrates Human Rights Defenders

Longtime Channel Brazilian grantee partner Conectas launched the landmark 30th issue of its Sur International Journal of Human Rights in August 2020. The objective of Sur 30 is to look at human rights defenders from a different perspective – to celebrate defenders’ victories (and not the extreme challenges they face) by focusing on their lives and the paths they have taken.

Front Line Defenders Launches Monthly Digital Comic ‘Zine

Channel grantee partner Front Line Defenders (FLD) just launched the second edition of its new digital comic ‘zine, Cypher. The second edition features the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) from Palestine, Hong Kong, and Puerto Rico. Last month, the first edition showcased the work of human rights defenders (HRDs) from Kenya, Pakistan, Lebanon, and Brazil.

New Report Out on State of LBQ Movements

Channel grantee partner Mama Cash and the Astraea Lesbian Foundation for Justice launched a new report titled Vibrant Yet Under-Resourced: The State of Lesbian, Bisexual, and Queer Movements on June 23, 2020 which showcases LBQ activists’ work and their current lack of resources, making a powerful case for why greater and more effective funding is needed.

Afghan WRN Leader Granted N-Peace Award

Zarqa Yaftali, Afghanistan-based board member of Channel grantee partner Women’s Regional Network (WRN), received a prestigious 2019 N-Peace Award from the United Nations Development Programme.  This award recognizes peace-builders and activists who embody the Women, Peace and Security (WPS) agenda.